Sharon McGhee to perform at Steppenwolf Theatre


Steppenwolf’s 2008 Traffic Series Continues With

The PocketBook Monologues

Continuing in their Traffic Series, whose goal is to illuminate the art of storytelling, Steppenwolf will present the multi-talented Sharon McGhee (picture above) in her show “The Pocketbook Monologues“.

As described by Steppenwolf:

The PocketBook Monologues is an engaging collection of stories from women of color that reveals their heartfelt emotions about intimacy, performed in the style of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, but from the Black female perspective.  The women’s brutally honest, funny and poignant recollections engage the audience in never-told stories about women’s connections to their “pocketbooks.”  “We talk about everything and have a lot of fun, but the underlying message is about the health of women and girls with an emphasis on HIV and AIDS awareness,” says WVON Radio personality Sharon K. McGhee, author and star of The PocketBook Monologues.  The one-night engagement also features La Donna Tittle, Deborah Crable, Ramsey Carey and Steppenwolf ensemble member Ora Jones, plus some surprise “celebrity” guests.

Tickets are $35, and the one performance will take place on Monday, January 14th at 8pm.  More information following the fold.

Traffic continues Steppenwolf’s season-long conversation about what it means to be an American – this time with a decidedly made-in-Chicago focus. Traffic provides a vibrant platform for dialogue between our multi-generational audience and an eclectic pool of artists,” comments Director of the Traffic Arts Series Sylvia Ewing.  “Traffic provides the opportunity for Steppenwolf to be a place where people come together for an experience that bridges entertainment and discovery, the familiar and the unknown.”

Steppenwolf’s Traffic Series brings together artists of all disciplines and casts them as storytellers in one night only presentations on the Steppenwolf stage. Traffic provides an intimate and unique intersection of language, lyrics, poetry and music, creating a fresh perspective on expressing the American story. Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ, 91.5 FM) is planning to re-broadcast the one-night only Traffic events as part of its partnership with Steppenwolf.

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